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Lima Board of Education meets

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A busy board meeting for the Lima school board tonight.

Finances were a big topic during the meeting, with treasurer Ryan Stechschulte reporting that they have a two million dollar carry over, going into the new fiscal year.

That's higher than they anticipated five years ago.

But, with passage of the new state budget there will likely be changes in how schools are funded.

The legislature eliminated the 12 1/2% rollback tax which could mean local school districts might have to ask for more money from the voters.

In other business, the board approved the reduction of several teachers.

Superintendent Jill Ackerman indicated it was part of a restructuring plan where the three smaller high schools at Lima Senior are merging into one high school.

The school board also welcomed a new board member. Alicia Anderson was appointed to the board to finish out the unexpired term of former board member Saul Allen.

And a big retirement, Sally Windle is retiring at the end of the month, she had been director of the Arts and Magnet programs for Lima City Schools.

Board members also approved policies to evaluate both teachers, principals and other administrators in the Lima City Schools.

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